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BBC Sky at Night 5 Star award winner. Celestrons signature telescopes reach a new level with NexStar Evolution 8, the first Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with integrated WiFi. Leave your hand control behind and slew to all the best celestial objects with a tap of your smartphone or tablet. Connect your device to NexStar Evolutions built-in wireless network, and explore the universe with the Celestron mobile app for iOS and Android. The 8" SCT has long been regarded as an excellent all rounder, now with the very latest technology.Download the SKYPORTAL APPCelestron's new NexStar Evolution series is loaded with extremely well-thought-out features for the beginning or experienced amateur." Sky & TelescopeUse the planetarium interface to view the night sky in real time or display a list of celestial objects currently visible based on your time and location. Our proprietary SkyAlign alignment procedure is built right into the Celestron mobile app, so youre ready to observe within minutes.FeaturesControllable by iOS & AndroidBuilt in Lithium batteryStarbright XLT CoatingsCompatible with equatorial wedgeImproved Accuracy Motors Tripod with trayRed dot finderStar diagonalTwo eyeieces
The most user-friendly telescope everCelestron engineers designed NexStar Evolution based on years of customer feedback. It offers many thoughtful design features that combine to provide you the best possible experience out under the stars.FeaturesControllable by iOS & AndroidBuilt in Lithium batteryStarbright XLT CoatingsCompatible with equatorial wedgeImproved Accuracy MotorsForget about batteries or an external power supply. For the first time ever on a consumer telescope, NexStar Evolution includes its own built-in lithium-ion battery. Youll be able to enjoy stargazing marathons up to 10 hours on a single charge. You can even use NexStar Evolutions USB charge port to top off the other devices in your life that need to stay powered on during an observing session.Setting up your NexStar Evolution is quick and painless with large, ergonomic handles. The steel tripod features leg etchings to help you achieve a level, uniform height for your telescope. Manual clutches in both altitude and azimuth offer greater flexibility to manually point the telescope when powered off. Store up to 7 eyepieces in 2 accessory trays, one with an adjustable red LED illuminator.Superior tracking fit for astroimagingIf youre interested in astroimaging, the 8-inch NexStar Evolution is an excellent, affordable way to get started. Its the only fork-mounted telescope in its price range that offers worm gears, along with improved motors. NexStar Evolutions tracking accuracy is so impressive, you can capture images of deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula by simply attaching your DSLR camera. As you progress in the hobby of astroimaging, you can add our Pro HD Wedge with the optional CPC tripod to achieve longer exposures for more detailed astrophotos.Of course, the Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system offers bright, sharp views with StarBright XLT optical coatings - a great choice for visual observers and budding astroimagers alike.Includes NexStar handset but all functions are controllable via user supplied Android or IOS phones and devicesSpecifications:Optical Design Schmidt CassegrainAperture 203.2 mmFocal Length 2032 mmFocal Ratio 10Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 40 mmFocal Length of Eyepiece 2 13 mmMagnification of Eyepiece 1 51xMagnification of Eyepiece 2 156xFinderscope StarPointerStar Diagonal 1.25"Mount Type Single Fork Arm AltazimuthTripod Stainless SteelPower Requirements Internal battery included
An excellent and exciting first telescope I was brave to buy the Evolution 8 as my first telescope. It is a mighty beast and seemed too grown up for me. But I can make it work! Using my iPhone the SkyPortal App works well, if not quite intuitively. The GoTo technology is crucial for me as a beginner and works well. Thanks Harrisons. (20/04/2020) Marcus Trinick - Hampshire UK
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